Visit Glengarriff, where West Cork’s mountains meet the sea to create a luxurious, sheltered haven on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
Nestled beneath the grandeur of West Cork’s Caha mountains, and just moments from the islands in Bantry Bay, Glengarriff’s small and characterful village is the perfect base for you to relax and explore the south-west stretch of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way!
- Discover rich natural beauty in Glengarriff’s quirky, almost tropical, gardens and its ancient native woodlands
- Taste the best local produce in our excellent village restaurants
- Enjoy the music and welcome in our local pubs and the atmosphere when fine weather and festivals bring the heart of Glengarriff to life
- Take a fishing, kayaking, or boat trip with the locals
- Explore the stunning mountain trails and cycle routes all within easy reach
- Or relish the simple pleasures of a trip to Garnish island, watch the seals from the shore or stroll through the village market with family and friends
Glengarriff, situated at the gateway to the Beara peninsula, is the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the peninsula’s dramatic coastline. The historic harbour town of Bantry, and Kenmare – the jewel in the Ring of Kerry – are within easy reach too, making this a popular spot to break your trip on the Wild Atlantic Way.
A natural meeting place for generations
Glengarriff has been famous as a holiday destination since the 1700s. It boomed in Victorian times as an important staging post along the Prince-of-Wales Route. And, over the years, visitors including Thackeray, Wordsworth, and Virginia Woolf have all sung its praises!
Long experience in tourism has left Glengarriff unspoilt. And the warmth of the Gulf Stream that creates its unique climate is reflected in the quality of its welcome.
The unrivalled beauty, peace, and tranquility of this charming coastal village makes Glengarriff a natural meeting place you won’t want to miss.